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Welcome to Spencer ...

The town of Spencer is located in Van Buren County and is the County Seat for Van Buren County.

The location of Spencer has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Spencer has a population of 1,642 people<2> (see below for details).

Spencer is 1,800 feet [549 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Spencer lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Spencer (for example, toward Spring City), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Spencer is within the boundaries of the (931) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Spencer had a population of 1,601 people (which is 28.86% of the total population of Van Buren County). This makes Spencer the county's most populous community.

The population of Spencer represents 0.03% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 190th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,601 people, the population of Spencer decreased 6.54% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,713 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Spencer had an population of 1,642 people. This is an increase of 2.56% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.14% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Spencer.

Communities Also Named Spencer ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 35 communities that are also named Spencer - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio (4), Oklahoma, South Dakota, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Spencer.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Spencer. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Spencer. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Spencer. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Spencer:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Spencer ...

Looking for more information about Spencer? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Spencer, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Spencer.

Communities near Spencer ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Clarktown   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Spencer

Located in White County

Smyrna   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Spencer

Located in Warren County

McMinnville   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Spencer

Located in Warren County

Hart   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Spencer

Located in Bledsoe County

Sparta   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Spencer

Located in White County

Sopha   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Spencer

Newton   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Spencer

Located in Cumberland County

Pikeville   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Spencer

Located in Bledsoe County

Doyle   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of Spencer

Located in White County

Young Bend   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Spencer

Located in DeKalb County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Spencer.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Tennessee

About Van Buren County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Spencer. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Spencer.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Spencer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spencer) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Spencer. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Spencer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spencer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7391, Longitude: -85.4556     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spencer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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